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Pete Gilman
Head Coach

Employment: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Coaching Experience: Head Boys & Girls Cross Country Coach, 2018-Present; Assistant Track Coach (Distance), 2019-Present; Assistant Track Coach at Byron High School 2018

Running Experience: 2008 Olympic Trials Marathon; 2010 Boston Marathon - 38th; 4 time Med City Marathon Champion; Fargo Marathon Champion; 3 time All-State CC/Track at Byron High School

Why I coach: I coach because I enjoy the relationships with athletes and parents.  I coach to help athletes realize the importance of a TEAM first attitude through honesty, hard work, and integrity.  Helping athletes realize their potential not only in Running but also in life is the most rewarding for me. 

Family: Grew up in Byron; 1994 graduate of Byron High School. Married to wife, Liz with 3 children, Elliot, Rowan and Sidney.

Josiah Swanson
Assistant Coach

Employment: IBM Finance 

Education: MSU Mankato. Bachelor in Math & Economics. Cross Country & Track 2011-2015

Coaching Experience: Assistant Cross Country coach, 2018-Present; Jr. High Track coach 2019-Present; Assistant Distance Track coach, 2018; Volunteer Cross Country coach, 2017

Running Experience: Cross Country and Track for Minnesota State University Mankato, 2011-2015; Cross Country and Track for Fond du Lac High School, 2007-2011

Why I coach: I have enjoyed the sport of running for the last 15 years in high school, college, and post college. I like to continue to be involved in the sport by helping future athletes enjoy cross country & track as well as grow in discipline and character.

Family: Married to Alicia Swanson. She is also a runner.

Brian Rossow
Assistant Coach

Employment: Realtor at Property Brokers of MN, and Property Manager

Coaching Experience: Assistant Cross Country Coach, Lourdes, 2020; Assistant Cross Country Coach, Rochester Central Lutheran Schoo, 2018-present

Running Experience: Pine Island High School, 5-time letter winner in Cross Country

Why I coach: I love watching and helping student athletes develop into amazing adults, while learning life lessons through athletics. Cross Country is both an individual sport, and a team sport where the runner is competing within themselves and vs others. Cross Country is more than where you place, or what time the stop watch shows. I enjoy seeing athletes celebrate personal victories when hitting goals and celebrating team and teammate victories. 

Family: Married to Alisa; 3 children Lindsey, Dylan and Brianna